Agneta Almborg & Emanuel Almborg // Claire Anderson & Georgia Anderson // Joyce Colclough & Jayne Parker // Louise Dow & Bronte Dow // Cheryl Beckles & Georgia Lucas-going // Emily Maduro & Gray Wielebinski // Ulla Rask & Dyveke Bredsdorff // Sharon Thompson & Hannah Regel // Rosemary Uddoh & Rosa Johan Uddoh // Fatma Unal & Deniz Unal
MOTHERS is a collaboration between mothers and their children. It is a gesture to the care our mothers have provided, and are continuously providing, which was unpaid, invisible and not seen as real work.
MOTHERS will present work from ten collaborations and twenty artists, presenting attempts at losing artistic control, raising new insights into our relationships with our mothers and into experiences of motherhood itself.
The show will be accompanied by:
A screening & listening event on 4 Oct with work by Georgia Anderson, Jayne Parker & Gray Wielebinski. Georgia Anderson’s ‘Oral History’ (2017, 6m 23s) is two sound pieces recorded separately and put together, stemming from a recorded conversation with her mother Claire Anderson, on the street in Wolverhampton, in which they talk about when Claire gave birth to Georgia. Jayne Parker’s film work Almost Out (1985, 90 mins) is a confrontation/dialogue between the film-maker and her mother, both naked. Gray Wielebinski’s The Great American Eclipse (2017, 7 mins) uses cinematography similar to the thriller genre. Their mother Emily Maduro stars as herself creating a road movie crossing state after state in a bigger and bigger quest for the solar eclipse.
A reading and discussion group ‘Mums! Learning and sharing stories, struggles and solidarity’ on 6 October looking at a film from the NYC Wages for Housework archive and excerpts from Nina Lopez’s pamphlet The Perspective of Caring (published by Global Women’s Strike, 2017) and Silvia Federici’s Revolution at Point Zero (2012).
An artist talk and tutorials open to all students of Croydon School of Art, led by Dyveke Bredsdorff and Bronte Dow.
MOTHERS is organised by Bronte Dow and Dyveke Bredsdorff and is a curatorial collaboration with Ulla Rask.